[435] The Eraser/Volcanic Words

By Roger Vila

Disembody in beginning⁣⁣
No one is truly winning⁣⁣
Phantom thoughts are sinning⁣⁣
Evading ghosts by the minute⁣⁣
An eye for an eye or⁣⁣
a third eye if we simplify⁣⁣
Loneliness always drops by⁣⁣
to hinder those who mystify⁣⁣
⁣⁣
Some words don’t want out⁣⁣
life in a radioactive drought⁣⁣
Naturally their red rusts no doubt⁣⁣
The paper heart is worn out⁣⁣
In veins, they ebb and flow⁣⁣
from the source of our blood flow⁣⁣
One shows us life’s meadow⁣⁣
and one destroys it in its afterglow


NaPoWriMo Day 16: Write a poem in the form of a Skeltonic, or tumbling, verse. In this form, there’s no specific number of syllables per line, but each line should be short, and should aim to have two or three stressed syllables. And the lines should rhyme. You just rhyme the same sound until you get tired of it, and then move on to another sound.

Every day feels like the end of my inspiration to continue but somehow my words have more will than I seem to have. Let me know if this makes you feel some way.

9 thoughts on “[435] The Eraser/Volcanic Words

  1. For me the poem is beautiful, but I was not feeling happy about the image, which I saw first, which is overpowering imho, and which also remains uncredited…

    Can’t tell that your inspiration is waning, so the footnote is endearing. Beautiful work, keep going!

    1. It is a striking image. The artist is Roger Vila. Been trying to put captions in the featured image but they never seem to come up on the post.

      Thank you. I’m glad that the quality was still up there for you!

      1. Ah, nice thanks… I had this happen when posting from mobile sometimes. I hear you! Yes quality is great.

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